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KAILUA-KONA, HI -- On Saturday, Marc Blumencranz of Manhasset, Adam Quinn of Port Jefferson Station and Bob Spina Jr. of North Massapequa were able to accomplish a feat that very few are even able to qualify for, let alone finish. The trio competed in -- and completed -- the 35th Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
For many, the mere thought of competing in a 2.4-mile swim,...Read more »
When Long Island’s Marc Blumencranz enters the waters of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, for the start of the Ironman World Championship’s 2.4-mile swim on Oct. 12, there will be a lot more on his mind than simply crossing the finish line -- that is, after he completes the ensuing vicious 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run. For Blumencranz, this race is more than attaining the title of an Ironman.
“The...Read more »
Below are the course profiles, including changes in elevation when applicable, for the cycling, running and swimming portions of the 2013 Ironman World Championship that will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013. Ironman World Championship Bike Course 2013
Ironman World Championship Run Course 2013
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As the sun rises above the western mountains of the Kailua-Kona, Hawaii coast on Oct. 12, two-thousand of the world’s most elite athletes will take to the waters of Kailua Bay on the path to a dream -- being crowned with the title of an Ironman.
With a 17-hour time cutoff, the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile marathon -- all done in succession -- make the Ironman World Championship...Read more »
Leading up to the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, on Oct. 12 I received an exclusive peek inside the training and specifics that accompany being an Ironman triathlete.
Well, it’s my brother, Kevin, who’s on the verge of entering his eighth world championship and has completed 13 full-distance (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run) Ironman races,...Read more »
Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention track the progress of the influenza virus throughout the United States.
However, like many other federal agencies, the CDC is closed due to the government shutdown. That means that, until Washington comes to a deal, the CDC's official flu map/tracking won't be updated.
A traditional tool in gauging the severity of flu strains...Read more »
Justin Bieber’s workout routine is all about his upper body.
“We all want impressive chest and arms,” Bieber told Newsday, during his recent tour in Asia.
And for the pop star’s trainer, it’s all about adding more size to Bieber’s 5-foot-9, 137-pound frame.
“Justin was about 120 pounds when we started,” said personal trainer Patrick Nilsson. “I want to put at least 20 more pounds...Read more »
Xiao Feng, a 2-year-old Chinese boy, was recently brought to a hospital to "give birth" to his twin.
Yes, you read that correctly.
The young tot was admitted to the hospital with difficulty breathing and a swollen stomach, when X-rays and MRIs helped to confirm that Xiao's problems were caused by his twin, growing inside of his stomach, according to media reports.
Taking...Read more »
It's exactly what it sounds like: a nose, growing out of a man's forehead.
But don't worry, there's good reason for it to be there.
After being badly injured in a car accident, one Chinese man -- identified by Reuters only as Xialian -- was left infected and deformed.
After the accident, which occurred in August of 2012, the 22-year old neglected to get treatment...Read more »
A crushing helmet-to-helmet blow. A quick whipping of the head and neck caused by a jolting hit. A devastating face-plant into the sometimes-unforgiving turf. These are just a few of the ways high school football athletes can fall victim to head trauma and suffer a potentially harmful concussion.
With the fall high school sports season now underway on Long Island, it’s essential athletes are...Read more »